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City creates human resources position

The person hired to replace city of Hudson benefits specialist Darlene Fraser will have a different title than Fraser had.

The City Council last week approved the job description for a city human resources coordinator and authorized City Administrator Devin Willi to begin the recruitment process to fill the position.

Fraser retired at the end of March after 26 years with the city.

Willi said Fraser did some of the work of a human resources coordinator while other staff members took care of other HR duties.

"We're upgrading to more of a coordinator position to handle different things that different people have been providing," Willi said.

Willi said he anticipates that the HR coordinator's salary will be in the general range of Fraser's.

The job description says the coordinator will be responsible for maintaining personnel files and providing research, reports and advice on labor negotiations and other issues.

A minimum of an associate's degree in human resources or a related field is desired of candidates for the position, and an undergraduate degree in business or personnel administration is preferred, according to the job description.

The application deadline for the job is in mid-May. Willi said he hopes to have the position filled sometime in July.

For other business, please see page 8A of the April 15, 2004 Hudson Star-Observer.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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